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At the Outpatient Osteology Clinic, we provide care (diagnosis and treatment) for metabolic bone diseases, mainly osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a progressive systemic skeletal disease characterized by a low bone mass and microarchitectural disruptions of bone tissue with consequent increase in bone fragility and an increased tendency towards fracture. The prevalence of osteoporosis is 30% for women and 10% for men over 50 years of age.
The aim of the examination is to diagnose osteoporosis, explain its causes, rule out other diseases resembling osteoporosis, determine the risk of fractures, determine the severity of osteoporosis, determine prognosis and choose the most appropriate form of treatment.
This requires basic examination, including medical history, physical examination, laboratory testing and measurement of the whole-body bone density with a densitometer.
Patients with the following risk factors are selected for the examination:
aged over 65 years,
vertebral compression fractures, reduced height of more than 3 cm
low-traumatic fractures after 40 years of age,
osteoporotic fractures in the family history,
systemic glucocorticoid therapy longer than 3 months,
susceptibility to falls,
osteopenia apparent on X-ray,
Cushing’s and Addison’s syndrome,
type I diabetes,
chronic anticonvulsant therapy longer than 5 years,
chronic heparin therapy,
treatment with anti-androgens, anti-oestrogen therapy,
long-term treatment with antidepressants,
low intake of dietary calcium,
excessive caffeine intake,
weight below 57 kg,
weight loss of more than 10%.
To make an appointment for the osteological examination:
with recommendation of the referring physician, call the Outpatient Endocrinology Centre, phone 311 746 263 or the reception of the company at 311 746 233.
Since the first visit should already include laboratory tests and densitometry, it is advisable to come personally with the recommendation for examination (or send it via a representative).